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  • Black Caviar welcomes Starlight to the Flemington family

    Media & News Releases February 5, 2015 9:13 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced it will join forces with the Starlight Children’s Foundation as the official charity for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival with a special visit to Black Caviar. In celebration of the new partnership, recent Starlight Wish recipient and 19-year-old Sydney-based horse fanatic Samantha met […]

  • Twitter confirms Melbourne Cup is The Race That Stops A Nation

    Media & News Releases November 4, 2014 4:37 pm

    After a cracking 2014 #MelbourneCup race, Twitter Australia has crunched the numbers which show that today’s event really was the race that stops a nation – before a huge roar of the crowd. The below graph shows a sharp spike occurred at 15:09pm when Protectionist stole the glory and won the #MelbourneCup for 2014.   Tweet […]

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival off to flying start

    Media & News Releases November 1, 2014 6:29 pm

    A 90,244 strong crowd flocked to Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse today to witness New Zealand’s Preferment win the 2014 AAMI Victoria Derby in spectacular fashion. Claiming his fifth AAMI Victoria Derby title, Damien Oliver rode Preferment, the Chris Waller trained horse, to victory ahead ofBondeiger and Nozomi to share $1.5million in prize money. There was also plenty […]

  • Horse Racing apps you need for Melbourne Cup 2014 week

    Media & News Releases October 29, 2014 10:23 am

    We take a look at the must have IOS apps for Flemington week this year so that you can find all the latest news, tips, form and odds for the feature races.   TIPS: Everybody who goes to the races is likely to have a bet or two and if […]

  • The ATC officially launch the 2014 Sydney Spring Carnival

    Media & News Releases September 2, 2014 10:00 pm

    The Australian Turf Club officially launched the 2014 Sydney Spring Carnival today in the Owners Pavilion overlooking the Theatre of the Horse at Royal Randwick racecourse amongst a spring themed backdrop of racing and social stars. Spring in Sydney is synonymous with racing at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens and the best […]

  • David Courtney resigns from VRC

    Media & News Releases August 25, 2014 1:21 pm

    The VRC today announced that David Courtney has resigned as Chief Executive, effective immediately. Mr Courtney had been on indefinite leave since April to focus on his health and family. VRC Chairman Michael Burn praised Mr Courtney’s contribution to the Club. “We sincerely thank David for his terrific contribution to […]

  • Racing Victoria and Australian Trainers’ Association launch a Trainers Wellbeing Program

    Media & News Releases August 18, 2014 5:52 pm

    Racing Victoria (RV) and the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) will today launch a Trainer Wellbeing Program to support industry participants. The ATA and RV are committed to ensuring the Program addresses the wellbeing needs of trainers and stable employees and will hold a series of pilot workshops this September. The […]

  • Emirates Melbourne Cup climbs Harbour Bridge

    Media & News Releases August 12, 2014 3:46 pm

    One of the most recognised trophies in world sport climbed arguably Australia’s most iconic landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, today (Tuesday) as part of the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. David Koch, Samantha Armytage, Mark Beretta and Natalie Barr from Channel 7’s Sunrise escorted the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy, […]

  • Jockey rides human horse

    Media & News Releases August 1, 2014 8:20 pm

    The giant racehorse is actually made out of contortionists, and Stefanie ‘rode’ the horse once the acrobats were in position. It was done to celebrate the World’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the upcoming Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday 9th August. Stefanie Hofer will compete in the girls’ team.

  • Darley sponsors classic sprint

    Media & News Releases July 28, 2014 12:01 pm

    Darley has secured naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s premier sprint, which has been renamed the Darley Classic. Previously known as the VRC Sprint Classic and Patinack Farm Classic, the $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) on Emirates Stakes Day is the penultimate leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Victoria […]